Goddess of Liberty weather vane

1860–80
Possibly by William G. Henis (American, active 1860–after 1886)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

92.7 x 73.7 x 7.6 cm (36 1/2 x 29 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

2008.46

Medium or Technique

Copper with traces of gilding

On View

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

William Putnam, Concord, NH; to Herbert Smith, Falls Church, VA; to Steven Miller, American Folk Art, New York, NY; December 1982, purchased by Frederic A. and Jean Sharf; 2008, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA. (Accession date: March 26, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf